Our Vision

At St Hilda’s we love music because we believe it is one of the most personally enriching of all subjects. We believe it combines one of humanity’s greatest desires – the expression of emotion, with the surprising power of collaborative teamwork. Music has the ability to strengthen social cohesion. Its influence is universal in all human societies. Music promotes thoughtfulness and enjoyment. It has been clear for much of history that music is one of the most complex art forms. It has many connections to the worlds of mathematics and science. Yet music connects naturally to each of us. Through music we connect to the world. More…

Musicians in the classroom

All girls study music from Pre Prep to Year 8. In Years 3 and 4 students learn the violin whilst in Years 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to explore the instruments of the woodwind, brass and percussion families and then focus on the study of an instrument of their choice. Students in Years 7 and 8 play the keyboard and guitar and develop their vocal skills. More…

Junior Musicians in the Classroom

The curricular program offers varied opportunities to broaden knowledge and engage with many musical pursuits. All year levels have a scheduled music lesson weekly with a specialist music teacher, as well as other supporting musical experiences which include More…

Middle School Musicians in the Classroom

Students in Years 7 and 8 play the keyboard and guitar and develop their vocal skills. Self-confidence blossoms as they perform for each other in the classroom. Other supporting activities include: More…

Senior School Musicians in the Classroom

In Years 10-12, the girls continue to be exposed to an eclectic mix of musical styles and genres through the study of composition, musicology and performance as they work towards becoming autonomous musicians capable of creating their own individual style. More…

Co-curricular music

Girls interested in studying music as part of their formal academic studies will usually be deeply-involved in the co-curricular music program of the school. All Music Scholarships are awarded after consideration of the way the girls can contribute to the musical life of the school through the extensive coral and instrumental program.

The faculty of Music also leads an extensive program of extra-curricular music within the school. Involvement in cultural activities is encouraged strongly and contributes to the personal development of the girls and enriches the community life of the school. Through our rich music program, opportunities exist for the girls to pursue their personal musical interests and gain new musical skills through a wide variety of learning and community performance opportunities.

These opportunities become more challenging as the girls progress through to Year 12. This approach is built into the curricular and co-curricular programs. The discipline, commitment and enjoyment of music nurtures girls’ self-esteem, personal motivation and independence. As a faculty, one of the pleasures we enjoy from watching the girls develop is that we see many examples within our program to refine and develop the girls’ talent for collaboration and teamwork. These are wonderful life skills.

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